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Nick Allen was a boy with ideas. Most of these ideas are ways to make school more fun and also to get out of homework. When Nick gets to fifth grade, he meets his match -Mrs. Granger. Mrs. Granger is the strictest teacher in the school. She can spot a kid chewing gum a mile away. She assigns long vocabulary lists. She loves the dictionary. And, what's worse, she can't be deterred from assigning homework. It'll take all of Nick's ingenuity to deal with her. Lucky, ingenuity is one thing Nick has plenty of. He wonders why the word "pen" means the thing we write with. This leads to him inventing the word "frindle." Nick fights against the dictionary loving Mrs. Granger for the right to use his new word.
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The review of this Book prepared by Angela Tircuit

Nick is an average kid in the 5th grade. He has a mean spelling teacher who always makes the kids use the dictionary. One day Nick's friend spots a pen on the ground and Nick starts calling it a frindle. The new word is a big hit in Nick's class and finally the whole school. People all over the world are saying the new word. Is the word a big hit, or will Nick get in trouble for it?

The review of this Book prepared by Ashley Nobis

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   small businessman Age:    -   a kid    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW    -   California

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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